This television production company is behind current off-beat successes such as Channel 4’s Balls of Steel, where a studio audience tests comedians’ nerves, BBC3’s The Real Hustle, in which members of the public are set up as victims of popular scams, and the award-winning series Peep Show. London-based Objective Productions was set up in 1996 by chief executive Andrew O’Connor, who started out as an actor before devising The Alphabet Game and selling it around the world, and joint managing director Michael Vine. Sales have grown 103% a year from £2.3m in 2002 to £19m in 2005, though margins are tight.

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Company details
Year2006
Rank33
CompanyObjective Productions
ActivityIndependent television producer
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years102.93%
Latest sales £000s*18,999
Staff50
Founded1996
Websitewww.objectiveproductions.net

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